Monday, January 16, 2012

Humor in Craft

I'm so excited that we are finally able to talk about this, now that the publisher has officially released it. Crafthaus Editor Brigitte Martin's new book Humor in Craft can now be pre-ordered and will be available in March, 2012. 

Book Description:

"What happens when professional craft artists are allowed to let loose – when they get to explore their mischievous and irreverent sides? Find out in this groundbreaking book, which, for the very first time, reveals an entirely different side of "serious" craft. Hundreds of images and essays from all over the world allow you to gain insight into the creative minds of contemporary artists like never before. A variety of traditional craft media are shown, such as furniture, ceramics, glass, fiber, jewelry, and metal, as well as a number of unique, nontraditional techniques. Even a bus shelter in London gets a creative make-over that's sure to make you smile! The topics range from the playful to the serious, but the message is always most enjoyable. Humor in Craft is a treasure trove for craft aficionados and humor enthusiasts alike."

You might be asking yourself, aside from being awesome in general, what does this mean for SCC? Well, I'm glad you asked — we are currently working with Brigitte to curate an exhibition called Humor in Craft. That's right. It'll make you want to cry...with laughter! Stay tuned for more info as the show gets shaped!

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